Gulf countries have thrown their weight enthusiastically behind Egypt’s military-backed government, but recent signals indicate hesitation over the new Egyptian Field Marshal General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s ascension to the presidency. Nader Bakkar, foreign affairs committee member and media affairs assistant to the chairman of the Salafi Nour Party in Egypt, describes how Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, one of the first international backers of the coup against the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi and primary financiers of Egypt second transitional period, have expressed concern over the military’s vulnerability should Sisi take office. Read more in his article on EgyptSource, titled, “Egypt’s Presidential Elections: From the Outside Looking In.”